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Mount Pleasant Receives Funds for Bridge Repairs

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – Mount Pleasant will receive $4,622,100 for bridge repairs from New York State as part of an NY Works program that was signed into action by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 3.

The money will be used for deck repairs on a bridge where Route 100 crosses over Route 987F. In total, the program will appropriate $217,860,381 for 38 projects that will repair 287 miles of roads and 23 bridges in the Hudson Valley.

"The cornerstone of this budget is the New York Works program, a new and smarter strategy for putting New Yorkers back to work by rebuilding our aging infrastructure and helping put our state's economy back on track," Cuomo said in a statement. "This significant investment will rebuild the foundation of the region's economy and create thousands of jobs for New Yorkers."

Bridges included in the funding were chosen from a list of bridges in the state that were rated as deficient and are projects that can begin construction in 2012. According to the governor's office, 2,500, or 32 percent of the state's bridges, are currently rated as deficient.

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